Oneida County is rolling out a new program to curb substance buildup inside it’s sewer system.
The ‘F.O.G.’ Program — which stands for fats, oils and greases — is an additional phase of ongoing remedial work throughout the county sewer district after the state’s consent order to get rid of sewer overflows.
The message to commercial organizations, like restaurants, includes the installation of grease traps.
The county does not foot the bill for this, and it applies to all food service organizations in the 15 municipalities within the sewer district.
Eyewitness News reporter Ben Dennis brings us more.